Feminist student’s yearbook quote goes viral

Posted at 4:02 PM, May 28, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-28 18:02:22-04

OAK HILLS, Calif. -- A California high school senior's yearbook quote has gone viral and struck a chord with people for different reasons.

When it comes to yearbook quotes, it is common to find Bible verses and movie quotes. However, Caitlyn Cannon wanted to talk about real issues that are affecting women today.

In the quote Cannon said,  "I need feminism because I intend on marrying rich and I can't do that if my wife and I are making .75 cent for every dollar a man makes."

Cannon told the Huffington Post she was inspired by a Tumblr post but tweaked it to match her identity.

"I was tired of seeing the same old quotes from popular books and movies and authors, and I wanted to call attention to a problem that women face," she told the Huffington Post.

The quote has inspired a lot of feedback, but Cannon said the response has mostly been positive.